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Shanghai, a joint venture with Shanghai Shentong Metro, has opened the first section of the Songjiang tram line, offering connections to Shanghai Metro Line 6. The first phase is expected to transport 170,00 passengers per day.
The 13.9km route runs across Songjiang, a suburban district, and includes 20 stations from Canghua Rd station in the west to Zhongchen Rd station in the east which serves residential areas and universities.
The service is being operated with 15 Citadis trams manufactured by Alstom and these will initially run every 10 minutes from 5am to 11pm. From mid-2019, the service will operate 30 trams across 31km with 46 stations.
In September 2018, Keolis Shanghai announced it will operate and maintain and operate the tramway in Songjiang district.